Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and dominated by the Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains, Vancouver is very green, very clean and quite tranquil. You will not find the frenzy that can be experienced in the rest of North American cities. The rhythm is rather relaxed, with a population very focused on the environment and very impregnated of the Asian culture. There is a great multiculturalism and the hippie influence is still present.
Vancouver BC tourist attractions that you must see are, Stanley Park, Vancouver’s green forest, with its famous red cedars of the West, its views of the bay and the harbor, its aboriginal testimonies in the totem park, its aquarium The largest in Canada – where you can get to know the sea animals along the walks. The 400-hectare park is one of the most renowned and popular across the world.
The small Granville Island is also worth a visit, for its popular market and its many small shops. It is a very charming place with many street artists and plenty of local products (crafts), not to mention its theaters and art galleries.
Nature lovers can then cross the Lion’s Gate Bridge to North Vancouver and go onto the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is the longest and highest in the world. They can also take the cable car to climb to the top of Grouse Mountain and cross the grizzly and gray wolves at the shelter for the protection of endangered wildlife.
Finally, art enthusiasts will not fail to stop at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). This art and culture museum of the world shows a huge collection of artifacts and aboriginal art to know everything about the first peoples of the West Coast.